Hard to believe, but we’ve opened up registration for the final Toronto Girl Geek Dinner of 2008. We will be going out with a bang, however. Our sponsor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, has graciously agreed to pick up the tab for the entire evening, buying dinner for all attendees. Our theme this month will be surviving bad economic times through innovation.
The ability to do sustained innovation is the one competitive edge left. Innovation is the driver of performance, growth and stock market valuation.
– Bruce Nussbaum, 10 Worst Innovation Mistakes in A Recession (Business Week)
In a bit of a departure, the evening will focus primarily on a roundtable discussion, facilitated by Connie Crosby, about how we, as leaders in our respective areas of technology, can continue to innovate during tough economic times.
Some of the topics Connie will cover include taking smart risks, using a downturn as a catalyst for innovation, finding a solid strategy, and the opportunities for people inside organizations and for entrepreneurs.
Connie helps organizations and individuals start their social networking and knowledge management projects. She is an expert in social networking, communication and information organization. Connie has acted as a leader in the Canadian legal and library industries, blogging, writing and speaking to lawyers and librarians, and has connections with social media innovators around the world. She is an instructor with the Professional Learning Centre at the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto, teaching continuing education courses on social networking tools. She is also a teacher with the Special Libraries Association Click University.
Once again, thanks to the generosity of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, dinner is on the house, but we only have 40 spots, so if you’re planning to attend, please sign up on the wiki. Hope to see you there!